Exiting the river harbor in Lyon we turned Wanderlust to port and headed downstream on the Saône. The Saône here passes by a row of ultramodern buildings strung a row along the left bank. In a kilometer, just past the … Continue reading
The texture of cities changes as you move through the streets. Pictures help capture the feel and vibe but they are never really enough. It’s hard to know a place if you haven’t tramped through the alleys and streets getting lost at each opportunity. Indeed, to really get the feel of the place you need to live there like a local. It may not be easy to arrange, but it is worth it if the chance presents itself.
The history of any city can be told in part through its buildings. In Lyon remnants of the work of the Romans, the first devoted civic builders to occupy the land near the confluence of the Saône and Rhône rivers, … Continue reading